1. Atomistic Simulations of Electroporation of Model Cell Membranes -- 2. Role of Bioinformatics in the Study of Ionic Channels -- 3. Cell Membrane Transport Mechanisms: Ion Channels and Electrical Properties of Cell Membranes -- 4. Cell Membrane Electropulsation: Chemical Analysis of Cell Membrane Modifications and Associated Transport Mechanisms -- 5. Physical Methods for Drug and Gene Delivery Through the Cell Plasma Membrane -- 6. Estrogen Receptors in Cell Membranes: Regulation and Signaling -- 7. How Imaging Membrane and Cell Processes Involved in Electropermeabilization Can Improve Its Development in Cell Biology and in Clinics -- 8. Analysis, Recognition, and Classification of Biological Membrane Images.
This book elucidates the mechanisms involved in biological membrane functions. It describes the new modalities and characterization for basic in vitro as well as computer models of biological membranes. Biological membranes are analyzed in terms of advances in molecular dynamics. The individual chapters provide an in depth analysis of images from various biological models. The potential of membrane models in the context of treatment trials is discussed. The authors present new insights and current concepts for treatment procedures (nanocarriers, electroporation, channel blockers)..